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Natalie Portman takes on Star Wars prequel-haters and Stranger Things on SNL

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Feb 4, 2018

Last night Natalie Portman hosted Saturday Night Live and managed to work in some prime Star Wars prequel content along with a moment for Stranger Things’ Eleven to meet some other special teens. 

Natalie Portman hosted SNL this week in anticipation of upcoming sci-fi film Annihilation, but many fans remember her best as Padmé Amidala from the Star Wars prequel films -- which have gotten plenty of hate over the years. In a digital short follow-up to her last SNL hosting gig 12 years ago, Portman was asked in an interview about her thoughts on the new Star Wars films. In a continuation of her intense rap update, she took on all of the prequels haters along with refreshing references from her original Natalie Raps sketch. Lesson learned from the rap? When Natalie asks, you better have something nice to say about Jar Jar Binks.

In addition to catching up on her own life, in another sketch, Portman explored what life might be like for Eleven in Stranger Things 3 based on where we left off last season. If you remember, in Stranger Things Season 2, Eleven went off for an entire episode and discovered other teenagers who also had unique powers -- like the ability to make people see (or not see) objects. But those aren't the only special teens out there. In the SNL sketch, Eleven and Mike meet up with other teens who have ... strange abilities that come with even stranger side effects. Check it out:

Yeah, those random nosebleeds don't seem like too big of an issue now, do they?

Catch Portman later this month when Annihilation hits theaters February 23.

(via Vanity Fair, Vulture)